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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Aftermarket Airhorn

I believe I may have found my answer looking through the forums without quite finding the subject. I realize that I can not simply add the product to the original wiring without causing an overload blowing the fuse and taking away almost everything else.

Can someone confirm that putting the horn on it's own circuit may be the only/best solution?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010, 07:44 PM
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Well when I hooked up my driving lights, they just plugged into the existing wire. I preferred to run my own wires for them and a relay. Does the label list the current draw (amperage) for the horn? Can you just use the existing horn wiring or use it to trip a relay with dedicated battery voltage?

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I believe I may have found my answer looking through the forums without quite finding the subject. I realize that I can not simply add the product to the original wiring without causing an overload blowing the fuse and taking away almost everything else.

Can someone confirm that putting the horn on it's own circuit may be the only/best solution?
Yeah, good question. Sugar Bear was pretty naive on his too. I just thought plug in and go, wrong answer, I still ain't got mine hooked up yet. Nice to hear some thoughts on that. I did hook it up (remote) to see how it sounded- WOW- downtown Burbank!!! Ride Safe.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010, 08:19 PM
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SugarBear What make and model is your horn?

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2005 1100 Custom
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ORKed 5/16" Lines
PODs K&N RU-600s W/PCV
PCS XXX/2 cams
Jetted & PMS Tweaked 20.0/152.5 3.0 turns
AIS Removed/Plugged
Wimmer Machine Custom Oil Cooler & Stash Tube
Pro-1 Tach
Dyna 3000 Step 5/ 6500 redline
TPS Connected
6" Fwd Control Extension W/Boards F&R
Memphis Shades Bullet Fairing
Progressive 465 rear
Progressive Springs and GVE front

10,000 Monkeys throwing crap at the glass and this one thinks he's Picasso...
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SugarBear What make and model is your horn? I just looked up the Stebel Nautilas and it pulls 18A at 12v. This link may help with the wiring.

http://www.rattlebars.com/mtz/hornrelay.html

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ORKed 5/16" Lines
PODs K&N RU-600s W/PCV
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Wimmer Machine Custom Oil Cooler & Stash Tube
Pro-1 Tach
Dyna 3000 Step 5/ 6500 redline
TPS Connected
6" Fwd Control Extension W/Boards F&R
Memphis Shades Bullet Fairing
Progressive 465 rear
Progressive Springs and GVE front

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010, 08:36 PM
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I have a WOLO Bad Boy, model 519. Thanks!

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Relay and fuse

I believe since the air horn pulls so much current, you need to go direct to the battery add an in-line fuse and a relay. The relay is picked by your present horn button. The power to the new horn is supplied though the relay. One of those flat chasse mount relays for fog lights would work.

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That's what I did when I put my driving lights on.

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ORKed 5/16" Lines
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PCS XXX/2 cams
Jetted & PMS Tweaked 20.0/152.5 3.0 turns
AIS Removed/Plugged
Wimmer Machine Custom Oil Cooler & Stash Tube
Pro-1 Tach
Dyna 3000 Step 5/ 6500 redline
TPS Connected
6" Fwd Control Extension W/Boards F&R
Memphis Shades Bullet Fairing
Progressive 465 rear
Progressive Springs and GVE front

10,000 Monkeys throwing crap at the glass and this one thinks he's Picasso...
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Thanks Dave, Sugar Bear will be the first to admit he is a total dumbass when it comes to electrical stuff, can hook up red to red, white to white ect, sad part is my kid brother has been an electrican for 40 years, but the pride thing can't let him think I don't know Thanks guys for your input! Ride Safe.................

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010, 09:06 PM
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Lookin at those diagrams I guess the upper right would be the one to use, with one exception. Where it shows the wire going to the switch don't worry about making that connection to the fuse/battery. Your connection to the switch from the battery is already made. The wire that is on your stock horn will connect to 86 and connect a ground to 85. 30 is always from the battery and 87 always goes to the load (Horn). If the horn is metal and you mount it to metal you may not need to run a ground, but i would plan on one anyway. I'd plan on using 14 or 12ga stranded wire. You can get a fog light relay 30A at autozone or pepboys. Hope this helps.

PS Looks like Stebel might be the manufacturer of your BOLO horn. They look an awful lot alike.

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ORKed 5/16" Lines
PODs K&N RU-600s W/PCV
PCS XXX/2 cams
Jetted & PMS Tweaked 20.0/152.5 3.0 turns
AIS Removed/Plugged
Wimmer Machine Custom Oil Cooler & Stash Tube
Pro-1 Tach
Dyna 3000 Step 5/ 6500 redline
TPS Connected
6" Fwd Control Extension W/Boards F&R
Memphis Shades Bullet Fairing
Progressive 465 rear
Progressive Springs and GVE front

10,000 Monkeys throwing crap at the glass and this one thinks he's Picasso...

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